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Boys and Girls and Bodies in the Bog: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 9, 2020 // 2 Comments

So it’s a new week, and hey! We finally got us some new funnybooks! I got no theme or clever thing to say about them, either. I’m just so happy to get new comics that I’m actually tongue-tied! So let’s dive right in… The Boys: Dear Becky 01 by Garth Ennis and Russ Braun I missed the announcements for this book, so when it popped up on the new comics list last week, I was a bit gobsmacked. The original run of The Boys is one of my all-time favorite comics, one of [...]

Kid Detectives, Lady Snipers, and Human Flies: QUARANTINE REVIEWS ARE GO!!

April 21, 2020 // 0 Comments

So we’re still in quarantine, and we still have no new funnybooks to read. Or almost none. Because the nerd farm was briefly lit up with one little ray of new comics light last week, and we’ll be starting the column off with that. Afterwards, though, it’s back to the quarantine stash for an old favorite and a new discovery… Friday 1 by Ed Brubaker and Marcos Martin Ed Brubaker describes this series as “Encyclopedia Brown meets HP Lovecraft.” So of course I was [...]

Quarantine Reading for Your Homebound Enjoyment

April 8, 2020 // 0 Comments

So here we are. Funnybooks, like the rest of the world, are on hold and we don’t know when they’re coming back. At the same time, many of us are stuck at home waiting for this whole thing to be over, and in need of some funnybook escapism. So this week, I thought it might be nice to offer up a list of good quarantine reads. My criteria here were fairly simple: I wanted to talk about less well-known comics, and/or stuff we haven’t championed to death here on the nerd farm. I [...]

Mutants, Gods, and Anti-Christs: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

August 6, 2019 // 3 Comments

So it’s time to finally get caught up on this big stack of funnybooks we’ve got here. Lots of good stuff in the mix this time, including the conclusion of Garth Ennis’ A Walk Through Hell, the penultimate issue of The Wicked + The Divine, a second helping of Donny Cates and Tradd Moore’s Silver Surfer: Black, and a whole slew of new number one issues, including the one we’ll be starting out with today… Powers of X 1 by Jonathan Hickman, RB Silva, and Adriano [...]

So I Guess We’re All Happy: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

July 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

So we’ve got a big ol’ stack of funnybooks to talk about this week: Donny Cates and Tradd Moore’s take on Silver Surfer, the launch of Brian Bendis and Alex Maleev’s Event Leviathan, Frank Miller and John Romita Jr’s Superman: Year One, and new issues of perennial nerd farm favorites like A Walk Through Hell, and many others. I suppose we ought to get on with that, then, starting with what may have been my favorite book of the month… X-Men: Grand Design: [...]

Xeens and Things: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

June 11, 2019 // 1 Comment

So it’s time to get back to the funnybooks. After two weeks of talking movies, I’ve got a nice little backlog piling up, including the conclusion of Heroes in Crisis, the beginning of the end for Ed Piskor’s X-Men: Grand Design, and new issues of Stray Bullets and Criminal. But first, the comic I enjoyed most from the last two weeks… The Green Lantern 8 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp Y’know, just about any issue of this book is likely to be filled with ridiculous [...]

Haunted by the Memories

May 14, 2019 // 0 Comments

So we’ve been a bit distracted here on the nerd farm of late. And while our attention’s been elsewhere, a month’s worth of funnybooks has piled up. A month’s worth of funnybooks that seem very concerned with the past… The Wicked + The Divine 43 by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie  This issue, WicDiv gives up maybe its ultimate secret: the origin of the God-Cycle, and possibly the way to break it. I like how Gillen and McKelvie have couched this. Godhood [...]

Evil, Death, and Other Uplifting Topics: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!

March 19, 2019 // 5 Comments

So we’ve let other chores distract us this week on the nerd farm. Deadline looms, but we’ve still got time for a quick look at a few things: Green Lantern on the vampire planet, a return to form for Black Hammer, and the thrilling return of The Goon! But first, let’s take a look at the ugliness Garth Ennis is currently dragging us through… A Walk Through Hell 8 by Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka  This issue, we get the story of our villain, who’s been touched [...]

THE LIST, Part One

February 19, 2019 // 3 Comments

So I did some funnybook filing this weekend, organizing, bagging, and boxing what was probably the last six months’ worth of comics. And I made the decisions I always make when I’m doing that: what books go into the permanent collection, and what books get dumped off into the “maybe I can sell this” pile. Normally, the latter of those two groupings is pretty small. It’s generally for stuff I didn’t like, or stuff that I liked okay, but know that I’ll never read [...]

Hell is Other Super Heroes, and Other Uplifting Funnybook Tales

October 2, 2018 // 4 Comments

So we’ve got a big new corporate spandex cross-over to talk about this week, and for once it looks like it might not completely suck! Let’s get right to that, then. FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!! Heroes in Crisis 1 by Tom King and Clay Mann Tom King’s work is very concerned with trauma. Post-Traumatic Stress, in particular, figures prominently in Mister Miracle, and to some extent Omega Men and Batman as well. And that makes sense; considering his military background, I’m [...]